Peace Boat US’s programs take place onboard the Peace Boat, a large passenger ship that sails on global and regional voyages. The official name of Peace Boat’s ship is the Ocean Dream. While most participants hail from Japan and participate in the full voyages (ranging from around 100 days for a global voyage, and 45-70 days for regional voyages), it is possible to join for a shorter segment in a particular part of the world that best meets your interests.

Upcoming Itineraries

Suez Canal Passage

Passing through the Suez and Panama Canals
are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for
participants, who also learn about their respective
engineering and geo-political histories.

102nd Global Voyage – September 1 to December 13, 2019

103rd Voyage Oceania – December 21, 2019 to February 16, 2020

Peace Boat’s 104th Global Voyage – April 9 to July 23, 2020

Peace Boat’s 105th Global Voyage – August 20 to December 6, 2020

Peace Boat’s 106th Global Voyage – December 13, 2020 to March 30, 2021

Peace Boat’s Ship, The Ocean Dream

Peace Boat creates a unique and dynamic environment for its participants by adapting the many onboard spaces for community and educational functions. Since May 2012, Peace Boat has been chartering the Ocean Dream for its global voyages. The Ocean Dream was built in 1981 in Denmark, is 205 meters long, and offers an excellent layout to facilitate Peace Boat’s unique onboard community and programs. Read more

Life Onboard

A guest educator from Palestine offers lessons in Arabic in addition to formal presentations about peace and conflict in the Middle East

A guest educator from Palestine offers lessons in Arabic in addition to formal presentations about peace and conflict in the Middle East

Inviting up to 50 guest educators from Japan and around the world per voyage, Peace Boat organizes many lectures, workshops, classes and cultural programs every day. Themes are as diverse as the issues encountered while traveling around the world – environment and sustainability, poverty, conflict, human rights, art, media, and many others.

Additionally, participants create and offer their own activities – arts, dialog, sports, dance, presentations, workshops, games, etc – which add dozens of activities to the schedule every day, and help create a rich community onboard. Utilizing the spaces onboard the ship and harnessing the talents of guest educators, participants and staff onboard, Peace Boat creates a special environment in which people can live, learn and undertake positive action together. Read more about life onboard

Registration Process

From creating a program to disembarkation, you will have close personal support at every step. All Peace Boat voyages and related travel services are conducted by registered travel agency Japan Grace Co., Ltd., in accordance with Japanese travel law.  The first step is to contact us. For an overview of the entire process, please read more.